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Josh Robinson
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The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute has scheduled their Spring 2013 permaculture design course
http://sdsustainable.org/event/permaculture-design-course-spring-2013/


Learn how Permaculture Design can meet and exceed human needs by transforming human gardens and communities into fully functioning ecosystems. Receive hands-on experience on how to apply the principles of ecological design in your own home, farm, neighborhood, and city. Permaculture is an integrated ecological design system for creating sustainable human settlements. Far more than a set of gardening tips and techniques, Permaculture is about understanding and designing the connections between people, the earth, plants, energy, climate, water, transportation, shelter, animals, economics and much more.

This course is for:Home owners, renters, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, landscapers, architects, builders, developers, civic planners, educators, environmentalists, students … everyone who wishes to learn how to live sustainably and apply the principles of holistic design to their respective fields.


Course topics:
  • Permaculture ethics
    Permaculture design principles
    Understanding natural patterns
    Creating healthy soil
    Plant selection, plant guilds & food forests
    Site analysis & design
    Mapping
    Climate and microclimates
    Water harvesting
    Energy
    Natural building
    Bioregional theory
    Local food systems & community land access
    Co-housing, eco-villages & city repair
    Design for peak oil & ecological collapse
    Ecological economics & community currencies


  • About the course: This 72 hour curriculum will cover Bill Mollison’s PERMACULTURE DESIGNERS MANUAL plus more recent material. The course consists of six (6) two (2)-day weekends held throughout San Diego County. The spread out weekend format is to accommodate local residents schedules to participate in this valuable learning experience taught by regional experts in Permaculture & Sustainability. Course experience will include classroom instruction, field trips, hands-on activities, required & suggested readings & completion of a permaculture design project. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive Permaculture Design Certification.
     
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